Here’s why wild ginseng roots can cost over $17,000.

  • Ginseng is one of the most expensive herbs in the world.
  • A single root can sell for $17,000.
  • Wild and wild-simulated ginseng are the most expensive varieties of ginseng.

Ginseng has been used for thousands of years as an herbal medicine to boost energy and enhance focus. But not all ginseng is created equally, and there is a huge price difference between cultivated ginseng and wild ginseng. So what’s the difference, and why are some roots 10 times the price of others?